12 best tourist places in Western Australia: Mount Augustus and Karijini, Part 2

6 July, 2015


MOUNT AUGUSTUS National Park – 480 kilometres north-east of Carnarvon

Mount Augustus is the largest monoklinalnym mountain formation (Ie. is characterized by gently sloping tilt in one direction relative to the Earth's surface) in the world and is situated in the National Park of Mount August.

Monoklinalnaja rock has the following dimensions: 8 km in length and 3 km in width is about two and a half times the size of Uluru. Unfortunately, within the national park camping not allowed, but near the Outback offers Tourist Park, in which delivered basic products and fuel.


Karijini NATIONAL PARK – 75 kilometres east from Tom Price

Национальный парк Кариджини /Karijini
Karijini National Park/Karijini is home to some of the most ancient rock formations in the world, naschityvjushhih two-and-a-half billion years. In the park there are a maze of canyons, some of them are so narrowed, that can simultaneously touch the cool stones on both sides of the trails, they look like massive natural amphitheatres, carved in the rocks. Emerald pools create a sharp contrast with the rusty-red and dark purple rocks landscape.

In the past year was completed redevelopment of Hamersley Gorge – Karijini National Park area, which was spent $ 1,8 Million. Funding was carried out by means of deductions from the program in the regions and investments Department of parks and wildlife Rio Tinto.



Redesign includes improved entrance for cars, update information signs and panels, as well as the construction of sheds with places for rest and lavatories.

Next to some of the most popular destinations in the region, including Valley gorges of Karijini, Round Lake and Waterfall Fortesk ('S Fortescue Falls), were allocated plots of land for tent camps. In 2014 year completed the construction of a new staircase into the Valley of Gorges with improved access for visitors. Further construction is planned on the ladder sections 2015 Year. From the camp goes a number of hiking trails, enable you to explore and study specific points, Lakes and Gorges. The Park is located 140 campsites, which can accommodate tents, large caravans, camper-vans and trailers campers.

In the area of the Shire of Jeshvarton in 2014 the western section was opened Banjima Dr, improved access to Western gorges Veano, Hancock and Auxerre.

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